Roadside Geology Guides|
May 19, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Since 1972 the “Roadside Geology” series has provided introductory information on the geology of states and small regions of the United States.
The books provide a combination of maps, travel logs, photos and commentary for the geology that can be seen along highways or visited at parks and public viewing areas. They are popular with geologists, teachers, students and others who are interested in the Earth.
First Saudi Woman to Climb Everest|
May 18, 2013 | The Daily Star
Today, Raha Muharraq became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Wall Maps of US States|
February 10, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.
Science on a Sphere|
January 10, 2013 | New York Times
Digital globes used to be something seen only in science centers and museums are now becoming economical enough that high schools and smaller organizations can obtain them. Advances in programming and access to data make them more interesting and useful for education.
Antarctica: Ice Mass Decline|
November 30, 2012 | NASA
Although a lot of media hype focused on an Antarctic sea ice increase early this year, an international team recently documented that the continent is experiencing a net loss in ice mass
The Geography of People and Volcanoes|
April 25, 2012 | Eruptions Blog
Large volcanic eruptions in the sparsely-populated areas of the world attract little attention but small eruptions near centers of population can have enormous impacts.
Radium in Groundwater|
March 26, 2012 | USGS
“A USGS study found that groundwater in aquifers on the East Coast and in the Central United States has the highest risk of contamination from radium. [...] Radium is naturally occurring, so human activity is not the sole source of the problem.” Quoted from the USGS press release.
NC – SC State Line Problem|
March 26, 2012 | MSNBC.com
The boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina was drawn on orders from the King of England before the United States was a country. Now they discover that the boundary is 150 feet off which creates enormous problems for schools, utilities, taxes, laws and property owners.
USGS Education Resources|
February 24, 2012 |
The United States Geological Survey has an “Education Resources” area on their website that can be used by teachers and students to find information about biology, geology. geography, water and more.